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Business Statistics

Volume 80: debated on Friday 14 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the surplus of business formation over closures in the northern region since 1979; and whether he will give a breakdown by turnover.

Information on the numbers of starts and stops of businesses in the regions during the period 1980–1983 broken down by sizebands of turnover was published in an article in "British Business" on 2 November 1984. Further information showing the breakdown by sector of trade was published in "British Business" on 18 January 1985.

Copies of both articles have been placed in the Library.